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Ch 7: Benefits of Physical Activity

About This Chapter

The lessons that are included in this chapter will improve your understanding of the benefits of physical activity. Take a look at strategies for getting students interested in PE programs as well as adolescent fitness and health, and the definition and importance of physical fitness.

Benefits of Physical Activity - Chapter Summary

When you study these lessons, you are enhancing your knowledge of the benefits of physical activity. Find out how regular physical activity affects stress levels, life span and mental health. Get to know about other physical activity topics, such as:

  • Middle childhood fitness and health
  • Fitness, health and performance as related to physical activity
  • FIT exercise principle
  • Creative movement
  • Personal wellness and lifestyle choices
  • Motivating kids for physical activity

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11 Lessons in Chapter 7: Benefits of Physical Activity
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What is Physical Fitness? - Definition & Importance

1. What is Physical Fitness? - Definition & Importance

Physical fitness is your ability to carry out tasks without undue fatigue. Learn about the components of physical fitness: cardiorespiratory endurance, muscle strength, muscle endurance, flexibility and body composition and why they are important.

Health-Related & Skill-Related Physical Fitness

2. Health-Related & Skill-Related Physical Fitness

In this lesson, you will learn about the difference between health-related physical fitness and skill-related physical fitness. You will also gain a clear understanding of the characteristics that are health-related or skill-related.

Health and Fitness in Middle Childhood

3. Health and Fitness in Middle Childhood

The United States is facing a crisis of childhood obesity. But how can we fight this epidemic? Watch this video to learn about how children grow in middle childhood and how fitness and nutrition can help with the problem of obesity.

Health and Fitness in Adolescence

4. Health and Fitness in Adolescence

Adolescence is a time of great physical change. However, many adolescents struggle with weight. Watch this lesson to learn more about those weight issues, including how they can fight obesity and issues with eating disorders.

Physical Activity: Health, Fitness and Performance

5. Physical Activity: Health, Fitness and Performance

Physical activity is any movement of your muscles that uses energy. Physical activity helps you achieve better health, fitness and performance. Learn how the overload principle and specificity principle improve your fitness and performance.

FITT Principle of Exercise

6. FITT Principle of Exercise

The FITT Principle of exercise can be used as a guide when creating plans that will help students meet their fitness goals while also keeping students safe. The components of the FITT Principle are frequency, intensity, time, and type.

The Benefits of Regular Physical Activity: Mental Health, Stress & Life Span

7. The Benefits of Regular Physical Activity: Mental Health, Stress & Life Span

The mind and body can greatly benefit from even 30 minutes of exercise a day. Find out exactly what impact regular exercise can have on your mind, body, and lifespan in this video lesson.

Creative Movement as a Form of Expression

8. Creative Movement as a Form of Expression

People have expressed themselves through dance and creative movement for as long as humans have been around. In this lesson, we'll learn a little bit more about how dance helps people express themselves without words.

Lifestyle Choices and Personal Wellness: Decisions, Behavior & Prevention

9. Lifestyle Choices and Personal Wellness: Decisions, Behavior & Prevention

What are lifestyle choices? What are acute and chronic problems? Which U.S. agencies are important for disease prevention? You'll find out about this and more in this lesson!

Motivating Students in Physical Education Programs

10. Motivating Students in Physical Education Programs

Do your students seem to get bored easily in P.E. class? Well, here you'll learn that there are many ways by which you can motivate students in physical education class, ranging from how you phrase feedback to the learning environment you create for them.

How to Get Kids Excited for Physical Activity

11. How to Get Kids Excited for Physical Activity

Combating obesity, inactivity, and laziness is a growing crisis. Helping kids to be excited to be involved in physical activity can change their lives. This lesson offers valuable tips for creating an active lifestyle.

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